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2005-03-16 12:42
The Durban Motor Show that was normally held in October has been moved to the Easter Weekend and is set to become just as popular as the Rand Easter Show!

The 2005 Durban Motor Show will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 24 to 28 March. Thursday 24 has been set aside for the media and industry and the show will be open to the public for the duration of the long weekend.

The Durban Motor Show was last held in 2003 after Kagiso Exhibitions acquired the rights to the event that was started by the Durban Early Car Club and the Veteran Car Club of South Africa in 1991. Kagiso Exhibitions also manage Auto Africa, the internationally recognised automotive industry exhibition that is staged in Johannesburg every second year.

Kagiso Exhibitions' fresh approach, which included new vehicle launches and a number of other draw cards, saw the 2003 show attract over 41 000 visitors - almost doubling the 2002 figures.

According to the organisers a number of leading vehicle companies will participate again this year whilst others will be represented via their KZN dealers.

Apart from displays of the latest passenger and leisure vehicles there will be many other vehicle related exhibits, ranging from accessories to after market products, sound systems, vehicle financing and insurance as well as outdoor and 4x4 products.

Two wheel enthusiasts will also be catered for and the latest motorcycles as well as an array of related products will be on show.

Displays of privately owned unusual as well as popular collectors marques, customised motorcycles and cars, as well as high performance (modified) vehicles are planned for different days throughout the weekend.

Other draw cards this year will include simulators, play stations, slot car racing and even go carts for the little ones.

Several competitions will run prior to and during the show and the winners will be drawn and announced on the last day of the show.

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